Upcoming Concerts

 

June 10 & 12, 2022

ABOUT THE CONCERT

Sacred Songs: 500 Years of Motets

Sacred texts have inspired centuries of composers to create beautiful music. The a cappella motet tradition, in particular, often harkens back to the genre’s Medieval and Renaissance originators. SFBACC explores commonalities and divergences in motets from across the centuries. Presenting new and old settings alongside each other makes commonalities apparent. Duruflé pulls contemporary harmonies out of the Gregorian “Ubi caritas” chant. Poulenc’s “Timor et Tremor” and “Vinea mea electa” are harmonically wild in a similar way to Lassus’ “Timor” and Gesualdo’s “Vinea”. Sensibilities of Brahms’ motet “Warum ist das Licht gegeben” are evidenced first in the motets of Schütz.
 
PROGRAM:

Ubi caritas – Anonymous Gregorian chant
Ubi caritas – Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Locus iste – Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Gaude virgo – Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/1455-1521)
Die mit Tränen säen werden, SWV 378 – Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Warum ist das Licht, Op. 74, no. 1 – Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Timor et tremor – Orlandus Lassus (c. 1532-1594)
Vinea mea electa – Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)
Timor et tremor – Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Vinea mea electa – Poulenc
Beati quorum via – Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Psalm 23 – Bobby McFerrin (b. 1950)

Concert COVID protocols: Audience members must be vaccinated and must wear masks at all times. All SFBACC singers and the director have been vaccinated and boosted and will self-test on performance day. However, the choir cannot guarantee that all patrons will be vaccinated; unvaccinated individuals may be present as a result of, for example, exemptions or exceptions. None of these precautions eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

SFBACC is excited to participate in celebrating Mission San Jose’s 225th anniversary. Founded in 1797, the Mission has a vibrant history of bringing music to the community, boasting its own choir and orchestra during the Spanish Franciscan era. SFBACC has enjoyed a decades-long relationship with the Mission, luxuriating in the lively acoustics of its historic sanctuary. Join us for our 2022 concerts to carry on this tradition of live music as we perform in one of our favorite venues!

 

WHERE AND WHEN

Friday, June 10  6:00 PM

Berkeley

St Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94707

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Tickets

Tickets are $20 general admission, or $10 for young audience (30 and under), and $35 for SFBACC supporters (if you wish to support the choir).

Tickets for the Friday performance are available online here, at the door and from choir members.

(Online ticket sales end on the day of the event, but are still available at the door)

Sunday, June 12  4:00 PM

Fremont

Mission San Jose
43300 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539

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Tickets

Tickets are $20 general admission, or $10 for young audience (30 and under), and $35 for SFBACC supporters (if you wish to support the choir).

Tickets for the Sunday performance are available online here, at the door and from choir members.

(Online ticket sales end on the day of the event, but are still available at the door)